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Melissa Lavitt

Dean, Executive Editor

Melissa Lavitt serves as dean to the College of Social Sciences & Public Affairs at Boise State University. The college and its ten departments serve a statewide mission to inform public policy. Lavitt's scholarship and professional background are in social work. She was a practicing family therapist for over 20 years in addition to being a member of the faculty. Her previous institutional affiliations included Arizona State University and Eastern Washington University where she helped implement a JD/MSW degree with Gonzaga Law School. Lavitt received her PhD and MSW from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her BA was awarded with Honors from the University of Chicago.

Articles from this author

  • Higher Ed

    Three Ways to Get Cities Right

    ‘Flat world, tall cities’ and the urban university

  • 3R's Disrupted

    We Have a Paddle

    Informed, nimble scholarship can inspire educational innovations

  • Boise State University

    Mental Health on the Open Campus in the Wake of Sandy Hook

    Four steps for aiding students in crisis

  • Dean

    Why The Blue Review?

    Embracing the future of academic publishing and accessible, public scholarship